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Aufnahmestopp
13.11.2015
Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
09.11.2015
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
15.09.2015
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
24.09.2014
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
03.09.2014
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
26.08.2014
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
20.05.2014
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
30.04.2014
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
11.03.2014
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
18.02.2014
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

Brussels' Provocations
2017/05/08
BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - German business associations are calling on the EU Commission to end its Brexit provocations. An unorderly Brexit would entail enormous costs for the German economy, the President of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) warned; therefore an amicable Brexit agreement with London must be reached. The Federation of German Industries . . .

A Dangerous Game
2017/03/23
LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin and Brussels are intensifying their pressure on London prior to next Wednesday's official Brexit notification. "Britain's example" will make all others see "it's not worth leaving," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared. According to Brussels, the Brexit could cost the United Kingdom up to 60 billion euros. London sharply objects to . . .

Secession as a Point of Leverage (II)
2017/03/16
LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - Scotland has established an investment center in Berlin, thereby reinforcing its economic ties to the EU and causing - with German support - new tension in Great Britain. According to critics, in its intended secession from the United Kingdom, for which it must establish economic security, the Scottish government is relying on . . .

Backtracking from Brexit
2016/07/04
BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - The German Chancellery is looking for options that can annul the British referendum's decision to withdraw from the EU. According to reports in the media, Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed repeating Britain's referendum with her closest entourage. However, "external advice" should be avoided, because this probably would be rejected in Great Britain, . . .

The First Exit
2016/06/24
LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - The British people's vote yesterday to take their country out of the EU is shaking up the EU, and Berlin's plans to use the EU for its own hegemonic policies. With a 72 percent turnout, 52 percent of the British voters opted to wave good-bye to the EU. This vote has a . . .

No Social Europe
2016/06/20
LONDON
german-foreign-policy.com interviewed John Boyd on the position of the British left towards the EU and the so called Social Europe. John Boyd is Secretary of the Campaign against Euro-federalism (CAEF), an organisation oriented towards the labour movement and trade union movement which has been calling for a withdrawal from the EU since it was founded . . .

After Brexit
2016/06/20
BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - Initial outlines of Berlin's possible reaction to Britain's EU exit ("Brexit") are beginning to seep out to the public. According to a report, government circles, who themselves see no reason to fear the turbulences of the financial markets, are hoping that these will persuade a sufficient number of the British to vote . . .

The Brexit Summit Show
2016/02/23
BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - Assessing the outcome of last week's "Brexit" Summit quite positively, Berlin continues to urge London to remain in the EU. In the shadow of British demands to restrict social benefits for foreigners from other EU member countries, the German government has reached its objective of significantly cutting payments of child support benefits . . .

Collateral Beneficiary
2014/09/22
LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - Despite the "No" in the Scottish secession referendum, experts predict that the vote will, in the long run, have far-reaching geopolitical consequences. Given the high proportion of secession supporters, London will have to begin reorganizing its state structures. Some of the measures now in discussion are drastic and raise the question "of . . .

The Rivals' Alliances
2013/09/02
DAMASCUS/BERLIN
(Own report) - Berlin has reacted to the UK parliament's decision not to participate in an attack on Syria with an about-face in its own foreign policy. Up until Thursday, the German government and the opposition had been unanimously proclaiming that the use chemical weapons near Damascus must have "consequences" and emphasizing their approval of . . .

The New Entente Cordiale
2012/09/11
PARIS/LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - Government advisors in Berlin are demanding a rapid expansion of German-French cooperation in the military and arms industry sectors, to prevent the creation of a Paris-London Axis. In Germany, the French and British efforts, initiated in 2010 to reinforce the bonds between their military forces and their arms industries, have long been . . .

Greywashed
2010/05/07
OXFORD/HAMBURG
(Own report) - 65 years after Europe's liberation from Nazi fascism, the debate around one of the influential supporters of German expansion still continues: the businessman from Hamburg, Alfred Toepfer who died in 1993 and the foundation he created, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation FVS. In the 1930s, this foundation sought to enhance Nazi Germany's influence . . .

The End of Sovereignty
2009/12/14
LONDON/BERLIN/ATHENS
(Own report) - German government advisors are insisting on concerted efforts to politically neutralize British EU-skeptics. As explained in a recent paper published by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the British Conservatives' attitude will have a "decisive influence on helping to set the EU's future radius of action," because the ambitious . . .

Assertiveness
2009/12/08
BERLIN/BRUSSELS/LONDON
(Own report) - Berlin is insisting on access to essential posts in the European External Action Service (EEAS). According to news reports, the German government is demanding that the post of EEAS General Secretary be given to a German. Leading personnel from the Chancellery and the Foreign Ministry are being suggested. The general secretary heads . . .

More Sacrifices Not Excluded
2009/09/23
RUESSELSHEIM/VIENNA/MOSCOW
(Own report) - Under massive protests, Opel is preparing further steps toward the consolidation of the European auto industry in Germany. According to recent reports, the company's plants and those of its affiliate Vauxhall in Great Britain and Spain will be scaled back by one-third. The Opel plant in Belgium will be completely shut down. . . .

The biggest Creditor
2009/08/27
BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - An advisor to the German government predicts a rapid loss of world political significance by Great Britain. The United Kingdom had overtaxed its armed forces in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and could not maintain its combat forces - "one of the central instruments for the achievement of political aims" - . . .

Under the EU Flag
2009/08/18
ISLAMABAD/BERLIN/LONDON
(Own report) - Government advisors in Berlin are calling for the activities of the British police and military in Pakistan to be placed under EU control. As recently formulated in a discussion paper of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Brussels is, at the moment, developing only economic activities in this South . . .

Consensus of the Elite
2007/10/19
BERLIN/WARSAW/LONDON
(Own Report) - Accompanied by protests, Thursday October 18 the European Council passed the "EU Reform Treaty". That document replaces the EU Constitution, that had been democratically rejected in a couple of national referenda. The treaty, that fulfills German demands for uniformity in EU foreign policy and lends this federation of states aspects of a . . .

The Price of Redistribution
2007/03/07
LONDON/BERLIN
(Own report) - British trade unions announce new protests against the privatization of the National Health Service and several German buyers. Hospital strikes took place last autumn, over the Deutsche Post subsidiary, DHL, being granted a billion Euro contract for lucrative logistics services for the National Health Service (NHS). The conflict will be continued beyond . . .

Master of Transport
2007/01/22
LONDON/MOSKAU/DUBAI/BERLIN
(Own report) - The German Railroad Corp.'s rise to a predominating position in European Rail traffic is encountering resistance in Great Britain. The director of the German Railroad, Hartmut Mehdorn, seeks to use the billions in proceeds generated by the forthcoming privatization of the enterprise, to buy up the rail companies in several EU countries. . . .

Energy for Germany (II)
2006/04/03
BERLIN/OSLO/MOSCOW
(Own report) - In Norway last week, the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, strengthened the position of Germany, in the struggle for Arctic energy resources. The enormous reserves, that are only beginning to be tapped, are very significant for the EU's future power supply, which is increasingly dependent upon Russian and German-Russian energy cooperation. Gazprom, . . .

Under German Administration
05.04.2005
GÜTERSLOH/EAST RIDING (Own Report)
Europe's largest media company, the German firm Bertelsmann AG, is taking over official tasks normally performed by public authority in Great Britain. From July 2005 a Bertelsmann subsidiary will undertake the majority of public administration in a British local authority. The plan is regarded by the German firm as a ,,pilot project of strategic importance"for its expansion into a multi . . .

A powerful presence in the British energy market
23.12.2003
KASSEL
New groupings of German businesses are pressing on with their efforts to gain control of significant shares of the lucrative British energy market. Great Britain, being regarded as an ally of the USA and hence as a potential obstacle to Germany's efforts to achieve dominance, is becoming dependent on foreign producers for its energy supplies and will thus become more . . .

A people without a state
01.05.2003
STARBIENINO/KIEL
The parliament of a German Land (Province) is setting itself up as the advocate of ethnic opposition groups in several European states. This German agitation is focused (inter alia) on the Cornish ,,ethnic group"(Volksgruppe) in the South West of England. . . .

Middle Europe and Middle England: Both part of German ,,Lebensraum"
29.10.2002
LEIPZIG (Own report)
Berlin Ministries are financing the penetration of the planning process in all European states. They are working on detailed projects for the ,,spatial development" of foreign territories. These studies are not only concerned with the traditional German sphere of influence on the eastern borders. They also take in western Europe including Great Britain and France. . . .

Planerische Durchdringung europäischer Staaten (I)
29.10.2002
LEIPZIG (Eigener Bericht)
Berliner Ministerien finanzieren die planerische Durchdringung sämtlicher europäischer Staaten und arbeiten an Detailprojekten für die ,,räumliche Erschließung"fremder Territorien. Entsprechende Studien beziehen sich nicht nur auf traditionelle deutsche Einflussgebiete an den Ostgrenzen, sondern greifen auch nach Westeuropa aus, so nach Großbritannien und Frankreich. Die grenzüberschreitende Planungstätigkeit wird in einer eigenen Fachzeitschrift erörtert, die in Leipzig erscheint und von einem ,,Institut für Länderkunde"(IfL) herausgegeben . . .

,,Ethnic Potential"in Ireland and the Basque Country
23.02.2002
MUNICH (Own report)
The ,,International Institute for Nationality Rights and Regionalism", a well known front organisation for German foreign policy, can see good opportunities for the further extension of ethnic concepts in Europe. At its most recent conference the institute maintained that ethnic conflicts were smouldering in the nation states of France, Spain and Ireland, which could be pacified by ,,Ethnic Group Law". . . .

British social security finances german health system
06.02.2002
BONN
In the next few weeks thirty patients from Great Britain will be treated in German hospitals as part of a pilot project. The costs of the project, which is the initiative of ,,The Trust for promoting German Medicine abroad"will be borne by the British National Health Service. It is intended as a model. Great Britain will be compelled by . . .

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